|Loki assisting with fabric prep|
The good news is that I was able to knock them both up in one weekend...to which I might have done a little happy dance when I was done.
Apart from some small, miniscule (its really not polite to mention them) construction issues - the yoke front doesn't sit quite right on the skirt, and the carriers are a little off the mark - I was really happy with the skirt.
The top suffered from a doh! moment from me when I realised that my modified back pattern piece was actually an inch shorter than the front of the top, the double doh! moment was when I realised that hem allowance on the front was as short as I was prepared to go on this top - the public is so not ready for my bare-midriff look. So in the end I trimmed the front down an inch to match the back length and then made the narrowest hem I've ever done, couldn't have been more than 3/8". Yes - the top is a little short but still wearable.
|blue top and blue skirt|
|blue skirt + top from last week|
Oooh! Forgot to mention I got to try out my new adjustable zipper foot. Love, love, love, love it. Putting a zipper in with the machine supplied one caused a few tense standoff moments between me and the machine (usually with me screaming 'go, go, go' and the machine whiring 'no, no, no'). I just couldn't get close enough and ended up doing a combo machine sew and hand sew to get it in place. This new foot - no problemo! Just have to watch my straight line sewing as it got a little curvey in places.
Coming up next weekend - back to sewing for my little niece. Cute dress from New Look which has godets (which I have no idea how to pronounce - so instead will call them godess panels). Plus want another Simplicity 2174. Have been living in the shift dress lately and desperately want another.
|cute girly fabric for main dress....still thinking what to use for goddess panels. Won't be using view B as inspiration.....leopard print.....for a toddlers dress!?|
title Fleetwood Mac reference; Song: Gypsy, By: Stevie Nicks